UK: Police to now use ‘rainbow coloured’ patrol cars to help the LGBT community

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08/23/2021

In a bid to encourage the LGBTQ+ community to lodge complaints of online hate crimes, the police in the United Kingdom have decided to paint their patrol cars in rainbow colours. The development apparently comes after complaints of increasing hate crimes against the transgender community. On August 10, a video was shared by the official Instagram account of the UK police, wherein it was informed that squad cars will now be painted with rainbow colours. While speaking about the matter, Deputy Chief Constable Julie Cooke claimed, “The Rainbow cars, the hate crime cars, whatever you want to call them, they are part of our vehicle fleet. So, we are always replacing vehicles. They will get all of the police insignia put on them as normal (besides other add ons)… But they are out there as normal patrol vehicles.”

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